What to do with crooked teeth?  

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A bright smile can boost self-confidence and leave positive impressions. But for some people, crooked teeth can be a source of insecurity. Fortunately, today there are a variety of options for treating crooked teeth and regaining a confident smile.

In this blog post, we will talk about the reasons for crooked teeth, treatment options, costs, time, risks and side effects. We will explore preventative measures and alternative solutions. We would like to give you a comprehensive overview of the topic. Learn how Cosmedica Dental can straighten your teeth and how it can impact your life.

Causes of crooked teeth

The causes of crooked teeth can be varied. Crooked teeth are often caused by genetic factors, as the shape and arrangement of the teeth are partly inherited. But certain oral habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or teeth grinding can also cause permanent teeth to grow crooked.

If a tooth falls out prematurely, the neighboring teeth can slip into the resulting gap. This can lead to a misalignment. This can also happen if the jaw size is insufficient and standing teeth cannot fit in the jaw. It is important to pay attention to problems with individual teeth early on and have them corrected if necessary.

Effects of crooked teeth

Crooked teeth can affect you in several ways, both aesthetically and functionally. When adult teeth are crooked, it can affect their smile and make them feel self-conscious. This can impact social interactions and self-esteem.

Functionally, crooked baby teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking in children and adolescents. They can also lead to more tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

Additionally, in most cases, inadequate bite alignment can lead to symptoms such as headaches and neck pain. It is therefore important to look at crooked teeth from more than just an aesthetic perspective and to fix crooked teeth with cosmetic dentistry.

Treatment options for crooked teeth

There are various treatment options available for crooked teeth in Türkiye. The most popular orthodontic treatments for slightly crooked teeth include fixed braces and clear aligners.

For severe cases of misaligned teeth, a combined treatment of orthodontics and surgery may be necessary. These are sometimes even partially covered by statutory health insurance companies. Many clinics also offer dental veneers in Turkey for very serious cases of misaligned teeth.

Before starting treatment, seek advice from an experienced dentist or orthodontist. They will help you find the best option for your individual needs and budget.

Comparison: Fixed braces, Invisalign or veneers

Traditional braces
Dental veneers
Braces consist of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth. There are also straps and archwires that connect the brackets together. This dental care creates a pull that moves the teeth into the desired position.
Veneers are thin shells made of ceramic or plastic. They are used to correct misaligned teeth, discoloration, wear or irregular tooth shapes and to achieve a beautiful smile.
Invisalign uses clear, removable braces to slowly move the teeth into place.” The aligners are custom-made. They need to be replaced with new sets every few weeks to ensure treatment progress.
Effective correction of severe tooth misalignments; Lower cost compared to other options
Rapid aesthetic improvement; Minimal tooth grinding required
Aesthetically unremarkable; Removable for easy cleaning and eating
Visibility of metal braces; Potential inconvenience and irritation of teeth and gums
Not suitable for correcting serious dental misalignments; Not reversible
Possible difficulties in adaptation; Higher cost compared to traditional braces
Duration of treatment
Can last 1-3 years depending on the severity of the misalignment
Requires only 1-2 appointments to get teeth straightened and can provide immediate results
Treatment time varies depending on the case, but often lasts 6-18 months
Cost-effective compared to other options; between 1500 and 4000 euros, depending on various factors
Relatively expensive; at Cosmedica Dental, an all-inclusive package with 18 dental veneers only costs 5,200 euros
Higher cost compared to braces, comparable to veneers; Prices between 2000 and 5000 euros

Risks and side effects of the treatment options

As with any medical treatment, there are risks and possible side effects when correcting crooked teeth with Invisalign or braces. Here is a comparison between the methods in terms of risks and side effects:

Traditional braces
Dental veneers
Risks and side effects
Potential irritation in the mouth area due to metal braces; Possibility of tooth damage or loosening of teeth during treatment
Possible sensitivity of the treated teeth after the procedure; Risk of damage or detachment of the veneers
Possibility of dry mouth and irritation from aligners; Allergic reactions to the material of the aligners are possible
Treatment risks
Risk of injury to the oral mucosa or teeth during brace adjustment or repair; Possible allergic reactions to the materials used
Possible damage to teeth due to grinding for veneer placement; Possible reaction to the materials
Risk of adjustment difficulties and irritation while wearing the aligners; Possibility of tooth displacement if instructions are not followed
Negative long-term consequences
Possibility of tooth decay or gum inflammation due to bad dental health; Risk of tooth displacement after braces removal
Long-term durability of veneers may vary, possible need for future repairs or replacement
Stability of the treatment result may depend on compliance with the wearing time and the use of retainers


Young woman with crooked teeth; after the treatment

Crooked teeth don’t have to affect your smile or reduce your self-confidence. With today’s advancements in dentistry, various effective treatment options are available to correct crooked teeth and regain a bright smile.

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How long does it take to correct crooked teeth?
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the deformity and the treatment methods chosen. However, it usually takes a few months to a few years.
Yes, braces can also be used in adults to correct crooked teeth.
It is strongly recommended that all procedures like corrections, teeth whitenings, etc. are done by a professional as self-treatment attempts can lead to complications.